Mahanati- legendary South Indian actress Savitri’s biopic, has been running away in the box office ever since day one. It has received accolades for the exceptional acting showcased by Dulquer Salmaan, Naga Chaitanya, Samaantha and ofcourse, the leading lady herself- Keerthi Suresh. The movie has also got in the good books of the audience and reviewers alike.
Here are some of the better words about it in twitter:
. @KeerthyOfficial’s potrayal of Savitri garu is one of the finest performances I’ve ever seen. It is not just imitating. She brought the legendry actress back to life. @dulQuer is absolutely fantastic. I am his fan now.
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) May 9, 2018
#Mahanati is an experience!! No words to describe the performance given by @KeerthyOfficial as Mahanati. బహుశా సావిత్రి గారే ఆమె తో అలా చేయించారేమో .Nag Ashwin. Take a bow,for crafting the greatest tribute to our finest actress!
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) May 11, 2018
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) May 11, 2018
Being a biopic, the actors, especially Keerthi, had to go through a number of different looks. A usual commercial film has its leading lady donning up to 40 different styles, this one had Keerthi going upwards of 110. Dulquer Salmaan, who essays the role of Gemini Ganeshan- legendary actor and husband of Savitri, had a similar ordeal at hand as well. Nonetheless, the movie’s hair, makeup and styling departments have done an exceptional job in executing all these to perfection.
Here are some of the wonderful new stills from the movies:
Savitri had a peculiar way of putting makeup and she always sported very expressive eyes. They tried to recreate that for this movie, as well as her unique style of putting-on sunglasses. Keerthi has done a wonderful job too and we have to say, in terms of looks, there’s no one else to play the role as perfectly as her. That’s without taking anything away from her acting, obviously.
Coming to Dulquer Salmaan, he doesn’t have the sort of resemblance to Gemini Ganeshan as Keerthi has to her character. However, his hairstyle and wardrobe has been choosen so as to bring a tint of the legendary actor on to the screen. The actor had confirmed earlier that he will act out his own version of Gemini, as it is too hard to exactly replicate the latter’s unique styles and nuisances.
This is Dulquer’s debut appearance in Telungu film industry and well, he couldn’t have got any better!
More pictures below: